New MBA to have Samsung 830 SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gus6464, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. gus6464 macrumors regular

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    Just read the reports on this and it makes no sense. The current Airs use a custom designed SSD so does that mean the new ones will be going back to standard 2.5in drives? Don't get me wrong I would love an 830 series SSD on the Air as they are insanely reliable and very fast, but I'm just having a hard time believing Apple would do a switch like that.
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    They aren't going to change from the blade style SSD they currently use.
     
  3. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    It could be a custom 830 series with the flash chips just rearranged for the blade-like PCB.

    I think it'll definitely be made by Samsung though, and definitely SATA III.
     
  4. Blu-Ray macrumors regular

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    Samsung has mSATA 830s: LINK

    Will probably remain blade style.
     
  5. gus6464 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting didn't know Samsung made the 8 series SSD's in mSATA configuration. Now all that has left me wondering about the new Air is if it will have 2 dimm slots.
     
  6. slumpey326 macrumors 6502

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    any more confirm that the new macbook airs are using samsung 830 ssd
     
  7. Monkeyat macrumors regular

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  8. slumpey326 macrumors 6502

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    I just read that and it said that the toshiba is based on a new designed. Maybe the higher end 13in BTOs will get the samsung 830
     
  9. kylera macrumors 65816

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    Though, for everyday usage, would it really make a difference?
     
  10. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Interestingly, it has a SandForce controller. SandForce controllers were a bit finicky with the last generation (OWC used them as replacements, and they were popular with MacBook Pro owners). Hopefully this means Apple tweaked the drivers a bit. However, given Intel's issues getting AES-256 encryption to work, I wonder if this will cause issues down the road.
     

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